Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Pic(k) of the week 6: The desert is loosing from the city - Dubai

Over the years, I photographed the ever changing Dubai skyline from a lot of different angles.

Early January, we had one of the few "rain-days" in Dubai and believe it or not but that is big thing! Schools remain closed, the mayhem on the streets is even bigger than normal, life pretty much comes to a stop...

One of the advantages is that the next day is often a crystal clear day with unlimited visibilities. Perfect to go to the edge of the desert and photograph the Dubai skyline from a different perspective.

The image below of "The Villa" housing compound, consists of 9 images shot in portrait mode, stitched together as a large panorama. At almost 12000pixels wide the amount of detail is pretty amazing. Be sure to click on the image on a large screen to fly enjoy it.

The desert is becoming smaller, Dubai

It remains remarkable how over the last 15 years, the Dubai desert is slowly loosing from the city. Something I hope to express in the above image.

Image details:
Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 50-140 f2.8 lens
9 images, ISO500, 140mm (210mm full frame equivalent), f9, 1/640s
Stitched together with Photoshop CC 2014
Lightroom 5.7 to optimize contrast and detail

More images of the Dubai skyline can be found here.

Remember: " A city is not gauged by its length and width but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams" - Herb Caen

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